Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.
By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:23 PM GMT on October 25, 2008
The tropical Atlantic remains quiet today. There are no threat areas to discuss, and none of our reliable models are calling for tropical storm formation over the next seven days. The next area to watch is the Western and Southern Caribbean beginning on Wednesday, when a cold front will stall out over the area and potentially act as a nucleus around which a tropical storm could form. This should give time for flooding to subside in Honduras, where 29 are dead and 14 missing due to recent rains.
Saturday update on the Hurricane Ike portlight.org charity effort
Today, the Portlight truck will be on the hard-hit Bolivar Peninsula. You can follow the mission's progress through a newly set-up web site:
Arrive to pick pizza up around 11:15.
11:30-11:45: begin trip out to Bolivar.
12:30-2:00: Hand out pizza.
1:30-2:00: Tour of Bolivar (will head down to billybadbird's old house).
If the tropics remain quiet on Sunday, my next update will be on Monday morning.
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